Re: Meat Eating

Dan (
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 19:58:11 -0700 (Mountain Standard Time)

On 31 Jan 1998, Anders Sandberg wrote:

> I think the dangers of preservatives are somewhat overstated. Sure,
> there are unhealthy preservatives, but they are nothing compared to
> the natural poisons in the plants we eat. Of course, this is heresy to
> many :-)

"Despite rapid and radical advances in medicine, why are more people
sick? Emphasis on prompt detection of certain symptoms is supposed to
prevent serious illness. With everyone listening for internal gurgles,
feeling for lumps, and pondering each pain, hypersensitivity cannot be
avoided. Does a consuming concern for diet and exercise make for
healthier living than sitting in the car gobbling Big Macs? Which takes a
greater toll -- fear of the effects of preservatives, chemical-pumped
chicken, mercury-saturated fish -- or the foods themselves?"

I'm not going to attribute that quote to the author, but if someone here
knows where that is from, then I would love to continue a private email
discussion on the matter. (because it is not very relevant to the
Extropians list)